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Student Show

An exhibition of photography

Nov - Dec | Terry Ashley

8 AM - 4 PM (M - F) | Frances Plecker Education Center

 

Artist Statement

I seem to be happiest when I’m grounded—literally—butt, back, or belly on the ground. I love being eye- to- petal with a plant—which nothing but my camera between us. What could be better than crawling through a field of red poppies and golden buttercups and recording their colors splashed over the landscape? And close-ups from these positions—what magic to zero in on a drop of dew clinging to s sprig of moss! I love lying on the ground and gazing up at a nodding trillium. How else could I ever do it justice?

The next best thing to being grounded is being captivated by the cellular structures of some of these same plants while I am peering at them through the light microscope. This lets me see inside of leaves, stems, and flowers. The cell’s micro-structure  determines their function—their adaption to their environment.

Between the macro and micro images the possibilities are endless. When I combine the two types of images from the same species, I call them “Botanical Chords”. Many of the images in this exhibit are of this type. I have also begun to combine macro and micro images from different species. Some of these are included in the exhibit.

Finally, I just enjoy playing with abstract botanicals (cellular and other) to form designs. Especially when printed on metal these form potential back splashes for baths or kitchens. (No need to worry about mold with these!) Examples are also included in the exhibit.

PAST EXHIBITIONS ARCHIVE

2020

January - February | JMU Student Exhibition
March - April | Frances Coates

2019

January - February | Erica Lohan
March - April | Jackie Labovitz
May - June | Tony DiStefano
July - August | Ann Currie & Christine Andreae
Sept - Oct | Andrea Finch
Nov - Dec | Lotta Helleberg

2018

Janurary - February | Gene Gibb
March - April | Kelli Hertzler
May - June | Carol Kirkham Martin
July - August | Dabney Kirchman
Sept - Oct | Celia Culver Rutt
Nov - Dec | Lynn Whitmore

2017

January - February | Jessica Horting + Sarah Phillips
March - April | Nadia Louderback
May - June | Tamara Gibson
July - August | Nancy Spahr
September - October | Sharon Strite
November - December | Joyce Ellis Overby

2016

January - February | Deborah Davis
March - April | Mia LaBerge
May - June | Carol Kirkham Martin
July - August | Annette Naber
September - October | Martha Crider Henderson
November - December | Janet Pearlman

 

2015

January - February | Celia Culver Rutt
March - April | Janet Lee Wright
May - June | Denise Kanter Allen
July - August | Manita K. Bentley
September |Arboretum Employees
October | Jeremiah Morris
November |Elaine Hurst

2014

January - February | Brian Ripley
March - April | Sarah Phillips
May - June | Paige Ramsey
July - August | Lynda Chandler
September - December | Jewel Yoder Hertzler
November - December | Brenda Fairweather

2013

January - February | JMU Art Students Exhibit
March - April | Marilyn Banner
May - June | Anita Cooper
July - August | Gabrielle Gill
September - October | Jeffery Stockberger
November - December | Judith N. Ligon

2012

January 2012 | Evan McGrew
February - March | Christine Andreae
April - May | Frank Ceravalo
June - July | Steven Johnson
August - September | Janet Cardwell
October | A Collective Exhibit of Children's Botanical Drawings
November - December | Carl 'Spike' Knuth

2011

May - June | Ed Gowen
July - August | Barbara Wachter
September | Matalie Griffin Rivard Deane
October - November | Carolyn Ratcliffe
December |Evan McGrew

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
780 University Blvd, MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

(540)-568-3194 | ejcarboretum@jmu.edu 
Grounds | Free to the public | Dawn to dusk | 365 days a year
Frances Plecker Education Center | Monday - Friday | 8 AM - 4 PM

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